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N 170 B 611 C 17 E Jul 6, 2019 F Nov 22, 2019
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Beautiful hoodoo in Southern Utah. This is called the Red Toadstool, and I’m guessing it is about 18 feet, 6 meters high, maybe a little larger. Low Level Lighting was used with an LED light panel on a 3 meter light stand located on a rocky mound about 10-15 meters away to the right, turned down very low. There is also a small LED light behind the hoodoo but it was turned down so low that it’s not really visible. ___________________________________________. Made from 21 light frames and 1 dark frame in Starry Landscape Stacker. 22 mm, f/2.8, 15 seconds, ISO 10,000. Thanks for looking!

Tags:   toadstool, hoodoo, desert, Kanab, Utah, night, sky, night landscape, night photography, Wayne Pinkston, waynepinkstonphoto.com, lightcrafter.com, stars, starry sky, starry night, Milky Way, galaxy, Astrophotography, landscape Astrophotography, wife field

N 278 B 2.8K C 26 E Sep 23, 2019 F Nov 20, 2019
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12 frames, 14 mm, f/2.8, 15 sec., ISO 12,800

This is the shell of an abandoned Cathedral in Madagascar. I've added a crop from the center section. The red on the horizon is from fires. The local people burn the field and multiple fires could be seen at any one time. The glow from the fires could be seen from long distances at night.

A big thank you to @worldpixorg and @ryanplakonouris for arranging this trip. @worldpixorg is a charity organization using photography to raise money for charitable causes. Hope you enjoy, Wayne Pinkston

Tags:   cathedral abandoned church old decay. madagascar night sky night sky madagascar night fires night photography night landscape wayne pinkston waynepinkstonphoto.com lightscaper.com stars starry night starry sky milky way galaxy astrophotography landscape astrophotography wide field astrophotography panorama night panorama

N 271 B 4.1K C 22 E Apr 8, 2019 F Nov 13, 2019
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Venus, Mercury, and the Zodiacal Light. This was taken just before dawn on the Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. The island is a Dark Sky Sanctuary, and amazingly dark. Since the planets Venus and Mercury are closer to the sun than earth, you are looking sunward to see then. As a result the best dark times to see them are just before dawn or just after sunset. This was just before dawn. What caught my attention was how well the Zodiacal light showed up at this time. When seen just before dawn it’s called the “False Dawn”. It’s a faint diffuse roughly triangular light or glow that appears to extend from the sun along the zodiac, straddling the ecliptic. It is caused by sunlight scattered by interplanetary dust in the plane of the dolor system. (Wikipedia) I thought it showed up nicely here. Check out the labeled image as well. This is a stack of 10 images stacked in SLS, 23 mm, 15 sec., f/2.8, ISO 12,800. Many thanks to Carol @darkskysanctuary for guiding me there and drawing my attention to to planets that night. Carol, you are a great guide! Cheers, Wayne

Tags:   zodiacal light zodiac light mercury venus dawn great barrier island new zealand night sky night sky night landscape night photography wayne pinkston waynepinkstonphoto.com lightcrafter.com stars str starry night starry sky milky way galaxy astrophotography landscape astrophotography wide field astrophotography

N 75 B 2.9K C 4 E Apr 8, 2019 F Nov 13, 2019
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Venus, Mercury, and the Zodiacal Light. This was taken just before dawn on the Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. The island is a Dark Sky Sanctuary, and amazingly dark. Since the planets Venus and Mercury are closer to the sun than earth, you are looking sunward to see then. As a result the best dark times to see them are just before dawn or just after sunset. This was just before dawn. What caught my attention was how well the Zodiacal light showed up at this time. When seen just before dawn it’s called the “False Dawn”. It’s a faint diffuse roughly triangular light or glow that appears to extend from the sun along the zodiac, straddling the ecliptic. It is caused by sunlight scattered by interplanetary dust in the plane of the dolor system. (Wikipedia) I thought it showed up nicely here. Check out the labeled image as well. This is a stack of 10 images stacked in SLS, 23 mm, 15 sec., f/2.8, ISO 12,800. Many thanks to Carol @darkskysanctuary for guiding me there and drawing my attention to to planets that night. Carol, you are a great guide! Cheers, Wayne

N 369 B 4.8K C 33 E Nov 11, 2019 F Nov 11, 2019
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Panorama
Foreground: 16 frames, 30 sec., f/2.5, ISO 2000 (twilight)
Sky: 16 frames, 4 exposures each, stacked, f/1.8, 10 sec., ISO 500: All at 35 mm

Canyonlands National Park. Panorama with the foreground and sky acquired separately as above.

Thanks for looking! Wayne


Tags:   canyonlands canyon national park night sky night sky night photography night landscape wayne pinkston waynepinkstonphoto.com lightcrafter.com stars starry night starry sky milky way galaxy beautiful sky astrophotography landscape astrophotography wide field astrophotography


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